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Anchor Bar

1047 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14209-2305
716-884-4083
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Ranked #37 of 905 Restaurants in Buffalo
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Italian, Californian
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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111 reviews 111 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

With one night in Buffalo, we were told this was the best place to go for hearty food and the original wings. The Anchor Bar did everything it said on the tin - good food in a memorable atmosphere, with outstanding service. It might not have been the best meal we ate during our four-week holiday in the States, but... More

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Buffalo, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I had always told everyone not to go here because I had so many bad wings; however, my daughter wanted to get them for a friend because it's a "Buffalo thing to do". She brought them home to my disappointment. I got hungry so I decided to have one. What a difference! It was delicious. My fiance and I decided... More

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CA
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144 reviews 144 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We couldn't leave Buffalo without trying some buffalo wings and this place was recommended since they said it was the "Original" buffalo wing place. We happened to be renting a car nearby and the rental car place said to come here so we did. We ordered a 10 wing platter which is the smallest order you can get. Not being... More

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

For once a venue that lives up to the hype. The original home of the Buffalo Wing and gorgeous they were - gratefully as we had driven from Niagara Falls Canada to get there. Sold in 10's, up to bucket of 50 with several sauce options. Attentive service staff and great atmosphere.

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Kdoll08
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42 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Had been in town for a concert and wanted to checkout the home of the original Buffalo Wings. They were great!

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

If you're a wing-fan, this is a must do. This is a cool place with history and atmosphere. There also plenty of other options on the menu, but I did have the spicy BBQ wings and were awesome!

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Oshawa, Canada
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111 reviews 111 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

There are only praises for this place. The staff make all guests feel welcome and the wings are what all others try to copy. Great place to bring a friend or make new friends there, I know I did. Best in Buffalo !

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Rochester, NY
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

If all you're looking for is awesome wings, you will love every bite!! But if there are others in your party who don't want wings, I can't recommend Anchor Bar. Prices are WAY to high and the quality of the food just isn't up to par. Chicken wing sandwich -- just pressed chicken parts in the shape of a patty;... More

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San Jose, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We were visiting family in NYC and told them our next leg of the trip was to Buffalo to visit more family. Our cousin said "you HAVE to go the Anchor Bar". We've never been big buffalo wing fans, but we decided to do it. If the wings in California tasted like these, we would be ordering them all the... More

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57 reviews 57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Apparently, while in Buffalo, this is the PLACE to eat. If so, this doesn't say much for Buffalo cuisine. Snarly waitress. Expensive. When food arrives, the wings are simple chicken wings. I make better wings at home. I really don't understand why this place has the reputation. So what if it was the original. I guess in 1964 no one... More

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